MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Z Trim Holdings, Inc. ("ZTH") , a biotechnology company providing value-added ingredients to a variety of industries, today announced that it has retained Chandler Horton, a former VP of R&D at Keystone Foods, LLC, as an External Consultant. Mr. Horton will advise and assist the management team in several critical areas of the company's food ingredient business, including: sales and marketing initiatives; strategic partnership opportunities; and raising awareness about Z Trim solutions in key domestic and offshore markets.
Mr. Horton spent over 37 years at Keystone, a global food services company that supplies some of the world's finest consumer brands with high-quality, fresh and frozen animal protein products including poultry, beef, pork and fish. As Vice President of R&D, he led the company's customer centric research and development process, which focuses on consumer needs and tastes as well as operational productivity and sustainability as it relates to new food products.
"Adding the experience, knowledge and business-savvy of Chandler Horton is a huge advantage for our Company," said Steve Cohen, Z Trim's CEO. "After spending only a few hours with him, it quickly became clear that he understands the industries and markets we seek to penetrate, the relevant characteristics of our products, and the strategies needed to further our goals."
Lynda Carroll, Z Trim's VP of Sales and Applications, said, "What a privilege it is to be able work with an industry leader of Mr. Horton's stature. His assistance with introductions, joint calls and events will be invaluable and should help us make great gains in our sales in the coming months."
"Z Trim's products are truly unique in the food industry," said Mr. Horton. "They bring a level of functionality which has never been seen before. I am looking forward to helping not only the Company, but also the entire food industry, make healthier, less expensive foods."
ABOUT Z TRIM(R)
Z Trim Holdings, Inc. (www.ztrim.com) is a bio-technology company that owns existing, and has developed new, products and processes to make use of biomass for uses in the food and industrial markets. The Company's food division currently sells a line of products to the food industry that can help food manufacturers reduce their costs and help them solve many production problems. The Company's revolutionary technology provides value-added ingredients across virtually all food industry categories. The Company's all-natural products, among other things, help to reduce fat and calories, add fiber, provide shelf-stability, prevent oil migration, and add binding capacity - all without degrading the taste and texture of the final food products. Perhaps most significantly, Z Trim's products can help extend finished products, and thereby increase its customers' gross margins. The Company's industrial division, opened in 2012, sells eco-friendly ingredients to oil drilling, hydraulic fracturing, petroleum coke, steel/aluminum, paper and other industries. The Company's industrial ingredients are highly functional in applications for adhesives, binders, viscofiers and emulsifiers.
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Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements of Z Trim Holdings to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Other factors, which could materially affect such forward-looking statements, can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov, including risk factors relating to our history of operating losses, that our auditors have expressed substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern, the fact that we may dilute existing shareholders through additional stock issuances, and our reliance on our intellectual property. Investors, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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CAMPBELL, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barracuda Networks, Inc. , a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced the availability of the Barracuda NG Firewall Vx in the Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines Gallery as part of the new Microsoft Azure Certified program. The newest version - Barracuda NG Firewall version 5.4.3 - extends support for Microsoft deployments in the areas of Windows Remote Desktop Services, virtualization and public cloud, enabling customers to further capitalize on their Microsoft investments. Barracuda is presenting its Azure Certified solutions at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference this week in Washington, DC.
"Microsoft is excited to have Barracuda's security solutions available in the Azure Gallery as part of our Azure Certified program," said Garth Fort, general manager, Cloud and Enterprise Partner Marketing, Microsoft. "We've worked closely with Barracuda engineering, solutions architects and sales teams to create a great customer experience and make it easy for customers to leverage the Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall to move their applications into the Azure cloud securely."
The Barracuda NG Firewall includes capabilities such as:
-- Extended support for Microsoft Azure - delivers next-generation firewalling capabilities and high-speed (>1 Gbps) site-to-site secure remote access from on-premises networks to Microsoft Azure or Vnets within Microsoft Azure, and enables organizations to deploy securely interconnected multi-zone network architectures. -- Full user awareness for Windows Remote Desktop Services - provides user awareness even when multiple users on a Remote Desktop Server are behind a single IP address. -- Support for Hyper-V virtualization - supports Microsoft Hyper-V deployments in addition to VMware.
Both the Barracuda NG Firewall and the Barracuda Web Application Firewall are available in the Azure Gallery as part of the new Microsoft Azure Certified program announced this week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Barracuda is keynoting the session Transformation to the Cloud: Security Risks, Challenges & Best Practices on Wednesday, July 16, at 4pm ET, in Room 103B of Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Visit the Barracuda / Microsoft Azure Certified landing page to learn more about all Barracuda solutions - including the Barracuda Web Application Firewall and the Barracuda NG Firewall - in the Azure Gallery
Blog Post: Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall Now Microsoft Azure Certified
Blog Post: Barracuda at Microsoft World Partner Conference
Pricing and Availability
The Barracuda NG Firewall Vx is a virtual appliance that runs on Hyper-V and VMware environments and is sized based on target numbers of users. Pricing for virtual appliances starts at U.S. list price $1799 USD.
The Barracuda NG Firewall for Microsoft Azure is available today in the Azure Gallery as part of the new Microsoft Azure Certified program.
International pricing and availability vary based on region.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the functionality and performance of Barracuda NG Firewall products and compatibility with Microsoft Azure. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control and that could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect the Company's business and financial are set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.
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NEWARK, N.J., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkados Group, Inc. (OTCQB: AKDS) ("Arkados" or the "Company"), a leading software and hardware design company focused on developing solutions that enable machine to machine communications for the Internet of Things ("IoT"), today announced that it has signed licensing agreement, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Arkados, Inc. with Taiwan-based Tatung Co., ("Tatung") for its proprietary Process and Event Management System for Smart Factory ("PEMS-SF"). Released in May of this year, PEMS-SF 1.0 is a cloud-based platform which provides real-time status updates and two-way interactions (accessible even via mobile and remote devices) throughout the entire life cycle of a production environment. With its ability to gather, harvest, monitor, analyze and report real-time data for production testing, logistic material tracking, environment management, video analytics and quality reporting, PEMS-SF allows for integrated controls of both the production process and relevant production environment and thus enables significant improvement in efficiency and productivity of a factory.
Pursuant to a licensing agreement signed on July 10, 2014 (the "Licensing Agreement") by both Tatung and Arkados, Arkados will provide Tatung with PEMS-SF enabled stations or subsystems as well as data analytics and reports on a subscription basis in exchange for software license fee per station as well as update and annual maintenance fees from Tatung. Additionally, Arkados expects to collect royalty fee for the products that are manufactured by Tatung and contain software intellectual property owned by Arkados.
Terrence DeFranco, Chief Executive Officer of Arkados Group, Inc., commented, "Today marks an important milestone for Arkados as our strategic partnership with Tatung enters into a new chapter. The Licensing Agreement attests to Tatung's continued confidence and support for Arkados and sets the stage for broader adoption of PEMS-SF at Tatung's manufacturing facilities as well as potential contract wins at other customers in the future. While the immediate financial benefit of this Licensing Agreement is tremendous for Arkados, we are also thrilled with the long-term prospects of PEMS-SF and believe it can be one of the key drivers for revenue growth and eventual profitability."
Dr. Alan Pan, Chief Strategy Officer of Tatung's Consumer Business Group, commented, "While Tatung is dedicated to providing industry leading products and solutions to customers around the world through continuing innovation and integration, we believe that Arkados' cutting-edge PEMS-SF solution allows us to gain additional intelligence throughout the entire production cycle and drive down our production costs with its seamless integration into our existing computer systems in our manufacturing processes. We look forward to expanding the scale and scope of our win-win partnership with Arkados."
About Arkados Group, Inc.
Arkados Group, Inc. ("Arkados" or the "Company") is a leading software and hardware design company focused on developing solutions that enable machine to machine communications for the Internet of Things (IoT). Our solutions support smart grid and smart home applications primarily in the areas of home and building automation and energy management. The Company's solutions are uniquely designed to drive a wide variety of wireless and powerline communication (PLC)-based products, such as sensors, gateways, video cameras, appliances and other devices. By utilizing the Company's solutions, Arkados' customers can bring numerous sophisticated, full-featured products to market faster at a lower overall development cost. Arkados(R) is a registered trademark of Arkados Group, Inc. For more information about Arkados, please visit: http://www.arkadosgroup.com.
About Tatung Co.
As the company that best represents Taiwan by media's choice, Tatung Company has three business groups covering power related business, consumer electronics, and system integration. The Company focuses particularly on the development of advanced technologies and global network of operation. Specializing in serving branded customers on a global basis, Tatung offers its customers tremendous advantages on cost, speed, and seamless backend support. With smart home solutions and smart grid applications, Tatung demonstrates its synergy on home area networking (HAN) and energy management to make it affordable and complete. Its cutting-edge new products include PLC module, machine-to-machine bridge, smart plug with HomePlug & ZigBee, smart meter with command & control, in-home display, surveillance camera, and addressable LED lighting speaker. For more information about Tatung, please visit: http://www.tatung.com.
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PORTLAND, Ore., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak , the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten digital movie purchases and rentals based on consumer transaction rate. The report includes Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) and electronic sell-through (EST), for both Standard-Definition and Digital HD movie purchases and rentals.
According to the company's Digital Download Essentials((R)) Industry Service, the top ten purchased and rented movies, per data collected from June 23 - 29, 2014, are below.
Rentrak Top Ten Digital Movie Purchases and Rentals*:
RANK TITLE STUDIO ---- ----- ------ 1 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Warner --- ---------------------------- ----------------- 2 LEGO Movie, The Warner --- --------------- ----------------- 3 Grand Budapest Hotel, The Fox --- ------------------------- --- 4 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Paramount --- ------------------------------- ---------------------------- 5 Winter's Tale Warner --- ------------- ----------------- 6 Monuments Men, The Sony --- ------------------ --------------- 7 21 Jump Street Sony --- -------------- --------------- 8 They Came Together Lionsgate --- ------------------ -------------------- 9 Wolf of Wall Street, The Paramount --- ------------------------ ---------------------------- 10 How To Train Your Dragon (2010) Paramount --- ------------------------------ ----------------------------
*Excludes NBC Universal and Independent Studio Content at this time.
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Rentrak's Digital Download Essentials is the industry's only service that collects, verifies, consolidates and reports on all content digitally downloaded and streamed via the Internet including electronic sell-through (EST), Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) and subscription-based (sVOD) streaming transactions. Digital Download Essentials lets clients know the exact performance of their digital content across multiple providers allowing them to make effective and informed decisions regarding their Internet-based movie and television content. Learn more.
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with advanced demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and movies. Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit www.rentrak.com.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Singing Machine Company ("Singing Machine" or the "Company") (OTCQB: SMDM) has entered into an agreement for senior secured financing with PNC Bank, N.A. ("PNC"). Under the agreement ("PNC Facility"), PNC will provide the Company with up to $15 million dollars in asset-based lending during the Company's peak shipping season and reduce to $7.5 million from January 1 to July 31.
The PNC Facility is for three years and provides for borrowing against eligible accounts receivable and inventory, with sub limits on inventory up to $4,000,000 and for letters of credit up to $3,000,000. It provides Singing Machine with immediate cash availability on its eligible assets and is expected to provide the Company with expanded access to working capital to operate and grow its business.
"Our anticipated sales growth for fiscal year-end March 2015 and beyond required that Singing Machine seek a substantially larger credit facility than in previous years. This PNC Facility replaces a previous $5 million receivables-based borrowing facility with another bank and aligns Singing Machine with a financial partner that is well positioned to grow with us for the long-term. In addition to credit size, the PNC Facility provides a number of advantages over our previous banking facility -- it allows us to borrow against our eligible inventory, provides for letters of credit, and the cost of borrowing is reduced," commented Lionel Marquis, CFO. "This new credit facility is a necessary ingredient to implementing Singing Machine's growth plans. It reduces our dependence on extended vendor financing and aligns us with a world-class financial partner."
PNC Bank, N.A. is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com) is one of the United States' largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.
About The Singing Machine
Based in the US, Singing Machine is the North American leader in consumer karaoke products. We offer the widest line of at-home karaoke entertainment products, which allow consumers to find a machine that suits their needs and skill level. As the most recognized brand in karaoke, Singing Machine has a long history of offering quality products with the latest technology. We continue to redefine the home entertainment space. The Singing Machine sells its products through major retailers in North America and offers the industry's best warranty program. For more information on Singing Machine, visit www.singingmachine.com.
This press release contains forward?looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward?looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management and include, but are not limited to statements about our financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. You should review our risk factors in our SEC filings, which are incorporated herein by reference. Such forward?looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward?looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.
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CONTACT: Gary Atkinson, 954-596-1000, GaryAtkinson@singingmachine.com
Web site: http://www.singingmachine.com/
NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to build on its strong history in 100G technology, Verizon has completed another technology milestone by proving that 100G traffic can be successfully carried over Verizon's regional Ethernet network between two 100G network interface devices while maintaining carrier-grade performance.
A network interface device, known as a NID, is typically located at a customer's premises to connect it to the service provider's network.
Using the Canoga Perkins 9145E100G CloudBuster(TM), the industry's first 100G Ethernet NID, the trial consisted of transmitting 100G traffic for 4.6 miles (7.4 km) over the Verizon regional switched Ethernet services network in the Dallas area. Splice Communications, a Verizon Global Wholesale customer, provided connectivity to CyrusOne, a global data center provider that served as the end user in the trial.
"This accomplishment, which we believe is an industry first, is a significant step forward along the evolution of 100G technology in preparation for the day when demand for higher network speed and capacities outgrows current technologies," said Guru Pai, chief product officer and senior vice president of corporate technology. "Having 100G network access will be important for businesses that operate data centers and for mobile backhaul and other service applications.
"And while the pace of advancement is important, we're equally focused on performance - and this trial proves we can carry 100G traffic to customer premises while maintaining the level of quality they demand," Pai said.
Performance results for key metrics were well above industry standards for Ethernet virtual connections. The metrics consisted of frame delay, the amount of time it takes for an Ethernet frame - a unit of packetized, formatted information - to reach its destination; delay variation, how much the delay varies from frame to frame; and throughput, the amount of data successfully delivered.
"Canoga Perkins is seeing very strong interest in 100G connections," said Tim Champion, president and CEO of Canoga Perkins. "This technology trial proves our 100G Cloudbuster NID is capable of handling internal data aggregation needs where demand has already reached 100G speeds, such as data centers and cloud-storage applications."
Added Andy Coan, president and chief executive officer of Splice: "As more and more customers require higher capacity to support their applications, important technology advancements like this one with Verizon, Canoga Perkins and Splice are leading us in the right direction. We know sub-100 gig won't be enough in the very near future as businesses look to aggregate large bandwidth for their internal network infrastructure."
Said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager of interconnection at CyrusOne: "We realize the future benefits of delivering more flexibility to handle customers' data connectivity needs, so collaboration is important on technology trials such as this one. The CyrusOne network team was dedicated to helping make this 100G NID trial a success by working alongside Verizon and Canoga Perkins."
The growing demand for higher bandwidth comes from capacity needed to stay ahead of such drivers as cloud services, 4G LTE mobile technology and collaboration services. This technology trial provides the necessary level of performance to meet both 100G traffic demand and customer requirements and expectations.
"The success of this trial affirms Verizon's leadership in high-bandwidth technology while providing a better understanding of the technology's challenges and possibilities for future development," said Pai.
Verizon has been a leader in 100G technology for the past several years. In September 2011, the company deployed 100G technology on an ultra-long-haul optical system on the first of several routes in the U.S. Currently, Verizon has approximately 20,000 100G miles deployed on its U.S. network and 8,500 total 100G miles on its European network.
Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 103 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 176,900. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
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ZEPHYR COVE, Nev., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VirnetX(R) Holding Corporation , an Internet security software and technology company, today announced that it was recently awarded four new Internet Security patents; three U.S. patents Nos. 8761168, 8780905, 8780906 and one Canadian patent No. 2723504.
Since 2006, VirnetX has been granted over 80 patents worldwide related to Internet security.
"Each new patent grant is the result of our robust research and development team headed up by our Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Robert Short," said Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and President. "It is unique to have the original inventors of our technology on staff and we are fortunate that their dedication, talent and expertise have created one of the most important patent portfolios for securing the mobile markets."
VirnetX Holding Corporation is an Internet security software and technology company with patented technology for secure communications including 4G LTE security. The Company's software and technology solutions, including its secure domain name registry and GABRIEL Connection Technology(TM), are designed to facilitate secure communications and to create a secure environment for real-time communication applications such as instant messaging, VoIP, smart phones, eReaders and video conferencing. The Company's patent portfolio includes over 80 U.S. and international patents with over 100 pending applications. For more information, please visit www.virnetx.com.
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Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact, including statements regarding the strength of Virnetx's intellectual property, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to (1) the outcome of any legal proceedings that have been or may be initiated by the Company or that may be initiated against the Company; (2) the ability to capitalize on the Company's patent portfolio and generate licensing fees and revenues; (3) the ability of the Company to be successful in entering into licensing relationships with its targeted customers on commercially acceptable terms; (4) potential challenges to the validity of the Company's patents underlying its licensing opportunities; (5) the ability of the Company to achieve widespread customer adoption of the Company's GABRIEL Communication Technology(TM) and its secure domain name registry; (6) the level of adoption of the 3GPP Series 33 security specifications; (7) whether or not the Company's patents or patent applications may be determined to be or become essential to any standards or specifications in the 3GPP LTE, SAE project or otherwise; (8) the extent to which specifications relating to any of the Company's patents or patent applications may be adopted as a final standard, if at all; and (9) the possibility that Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. In addition to statements which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those under the heading "Risk Factors" in Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 9, 2014. Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of the subject matter of this press release are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Except as required by law, the Company is under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results.
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CARLSBAD, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today NTN Buzztime is announcing the attainment of a major milestone: 5 million player registrations on the company's digital gaming platform, representing approximately 70 percent growth over the past year. Additionally, Buzztime is announcing that they have integrated Buzztime LIVE gaming events with their BEOND(TM) platform (Buzztime Entertainment on Demand) and introduced the new on-demand OpinioNation LIVE(TM) game.
The BEOND platform, enabled on tablets and smartphones, is widely available in restaurants and bars across the country and is being rolled out to all Buffalo Wild Wings locations nationwide, as well as to other independent and chain locations.
"We build Buzztime products in order to provide real solutions for our customers. Our growing suite of on-demand Buzztime LIVE games are designed to attract new crowds. Now, by integrating these games with the BEOND platform, we are bridging the gap between the tech world and the hospitality industry to help our clients take their businesses to the next level," said Buzztime's Chief Development Officer, Vladimir Edelman.
The company tapped into its 30 years of experience in delivering in-venue entertainment to develop the new on-demand OpinioNation LIVE game, a unique socially competitive game for bars and restaurants which challenges players to guess the most popular answers to fun, lighthearted questions from surveys conducted across the country. OpinioNation LIVE is a team-based interactive game that appeals to a broader and younger audience because it is not knowledge-dependent like trivia.
Buzztime LIVE games, including Texas Hold'em LIVE(TM), Trivia LIVE(TM) and now OpinioNation LIVE, are available to all customers, free of charge on the Buzztime LIVE gaming platform. With the integration of Buzztime LIVE gaming events, patrons can attend a growing variety of scheduled or spontaneous events any night of the week to compete with friends and other teams and win prizes. The BEOND platform delivers the interactive game play via seven-inch touchscreen tablets - portable enough to be passed from team member to team member and large enough for several people to view the game on the screen. Players and patrons can also follow along on the venue's TV screens.
Revenue Generators for Bars & Restaurants
Buzztime's suite of LIVE games provides a solution for bars and restaurants on slow weekday nights - helping establishments "Make Tuesday the New Friday(TM)".
"Bottom line numbers don't lie, and we've seen an increase in sales. Tuesday nights alone have increased by 30 percent," said Steve McKinney, General Manager at JR's Pub, an independent eatery in South Carolina. Just one month after implementing Buzztime's new BEOND tablets at the venue, McKinney saw a 110 percent increase in overall gameplay.
Now, with the integration of Buzztime LIVE on the tablets, bars and restaurants have another way to increase revenue and bring in new customers on slow nights. The hosted social games also give existing customers a reason to come back.
While the restaurant industry is expected to hit record high sales of $683.4 billion this year, studies reported by the National Restaurant Association project overall gains will remain lower than expected due to a range of post-recession challenges. With flexible options for hosting interactive social gatherings, Buzztime believes its LIVE games are ideal for bars and restaurants in need of a boost.
How Buzztime LIVE Games Work
Buzztime's customers can create and organize their own impactful LIVE events, driving new crowds and return traffic to their venues on traditionally slow nights. The LIVE games available include:
-- Trivia LIVE: Teams compete in categories like pop culture and sports while the know-it-alls show it all. -- Hold'em LIVE: Venue TVs become live poker tables while players use the tablets to hold 'em or fold 'em. -- OpinioNation LIVE: The newest game invites teams of patrons to correctly guess fellow Americans' responses to amusing survey questions.
Patrons attending live event nights will find Buzztime tablets at their tables - they can enter their answers using the tablet or their own smartphone via the free Buzztime Mobile Playmaker app, available for iOS and Android.
Bar and restaurant owners can choose how they'd like to operate their Buzztime LIVE events. Pro-hosted events are organized and run by a hired professional host. Self-hosted events are initiated by venue employees, owners or enthusiastic local patrons.
Once the venue selects a game, date for the event, and hosting option, Buzztime will provide tools to help the bar or restaurant promote their events, including on-screen advertising, in-venue collateral, social media tips, and other resources such as training materials.
Capitalizing on America's Obsession with Games
Trivia, card games, and board games continue to dominate the type of games played most often by Americans, according to the Electronics Software Association (ESA). Buzztime LIVE is a way for bars and restaurants to benefit from America's obsession with games by bringing live versions of their most popular titles to their customers. ESA research shows how popular social games are: 62 percent of gamers play with others, either in-person or online, and 77 percent who play with others do so at least one hour per week. With Buzztime LIVE, restaurant and bar owners can make a play to capture some of the time Americans spend playing games and customers can enjoy their dining experience even more.
"The hospitality industry is ripe for innovation in digital gaming and Buzztime is in a prime position to pave the way, given their decades of experience in the space," said Michael Cai, Senior Vice President of Games and Digital for Interpret LLC. "Buzztime is providing a much-needed technology solution so bars and restaurants can capitalize on the popularity of social gaming and the live events sweeping the nation."
For more information, please visit: http://www.buzztimebusiness.com/gobeond/experience/live/
This release contains forward-looking statements which reflect management's current views of future events and operations, including but not limited to statements about our product and platform development and availability, new agreement(s), long term value, customer platforms, improved customer satisfaction and the number of locations, players and games. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include the risks of unsuccessful execution or launch of products, platforms or brands, the impact of alternative entertainment options and technologies and competitive products, brands, technologies and pricing, adverse economic conditions, failure of customer and/or player acceptance or demand for new or existing products, lower market acceptance or appeal of both existing and new products and services by particular demographic groups or audiences as a whole, and technical problems or outages. Please see NTN Buzztime, Inc.'s recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information about these and other risks that may affect the Company. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available to us on the date hereof. These statements speak only as of the date hereof, and NTN Buzztime, Inc. does not undertake to publicly update or revise any of its forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes show that the indicated results or events will not be realized.
About NTN Buzztime
NTN Buzztime, Inc. is a leading bar and restaurant social entertainment and integrated marketing platform. Trusted by bars and restaurants in North America since 1985, Buzztime integrates trivia, card and sports games with in- and out-of-venue messaging and communication tools. With over 5 million player registrations on the Buzztime platform and over 50 million games played each year, Buzztime players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime location to enjoy an evening of fun and competition. With Buzztime entertainment and marketing solutions, bars and restaurants can turn casual visitors into regulars, and give guests a reason to stay longer. For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime, please visit http://www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @buzztime.
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Absolute Manage 6.5 also includes Integration with Samsung KNOX Workspace
VANCOUVER, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation , the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced they are first to market with bring your own device (BYOD) support for Mac and Windows computers. Organizations now have the ability to secure and manage employee-owned devices beyond the traditional form factors of smartphones and tablets - all from a single console.
Absolute Manage(R) 6.5 allows organizations to maintain control over sensitive corporate data regardless of device ownership for the majority of form factors and operating systems. This comprehensive approach to device management puts control back in the hands of the organization, ensuring only properly configured devices are permitted to access corporate networks and data.
Although BYOD programs have been touted as important drivers for employee productivity, they've had the opposite effect on corporate IT. The influx of so many different devices has put IT at a disadvantage, forcing the implementation of multiple device and OS-specific products. As a result IT administrators are struggling with console fatigue and significant IT resources are required to perform standard IT work multiple times through multiple interfaces.
With Absolute Manage 6.5, BYOD capabilities have been extended, providing IT with a single console from which they can manage a variety of employee-owned devices including computers, tablets, and smartphones.
"Absolute Manage provides us with the ability to manage all the devices in our deployment including computers, tablets and smartphones. Now Absolute Manage also allows us to support employee-owned computers, securing corporate resources and optimizing employee productivity," said Karl Monnerais, Principal Technician at Transcontinental.
Absolute Manage 6.5 also supports Samsung KNOX Workspace, which is a new product name for the secure container within the platform. It offers cutting-edge core platform security that delivers a robust hardware and software integrated security foundation for the mobile enterprise.
Along with managing all devices from a single screen, IT can now provide remote Samsung device support at the employee's request. With Absolute Remote for Samsung, users can permit administrators to remotely view the service issue on the screen of a Samsung mobile device as well as remotely implement the necessary fix to resolve the service request.
"Employee-owned devices, when supported with the appropriate security and management infrastructure, can have a tremendously positive impact on user productivity and satisfaction," said Geoff Haydon, CEO at Absolute Software. "Absolute Manage 6.5 extends traditional BYOD workflows to include all of the different devices an employee may own - not just smartphones and tablets. Absolute customers with Android devices will have the additional benefit of Samsung KNOX Workspace so they can draw a clear line between corporate and personal, regardless of who owns the device."
Absolute Manage 6.5 is available today. Visit the website for more information about Absolute Manage.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace(R), Absolute Manage(R), Absolute Service, and Absolute LoJack(R) - provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices and data. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types of devices using a single solution. Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com.
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HERZLIYA, Israel, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
SuperCom Ltd , a leading provider of Electronic Intelligence Solutions for National ID, Public Safety and HealthCare, announced today that it has filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form F-3 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The registration statement is subject to review by the SEC.
When declared effective by the SEC, the shelf registration will allow the Company the flexibility, from time to time, to offer and sell up to $50 million of equity, debt or other types of securities described in the registration statement, or any combination of such securities. There are no specific plans to offer securities under the shelf registration at this time. The terms of any future offering would be determined at the time of the offering and would be subject to market conditions and approval by the Company's Board of Directors. Any offering of securities covered by the shelf registration statement will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement authorized and filed by the Company.
The registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Commented Arie Trabelsi, CEO of SuperCom: "We have no immediate need to raise capital. However, once approved, this shelf prospectus provides us with an excellent vehicle to raise capital and fund an accretive acquisition should a potential acquisition opportunity materialize. In addition, it will provide us with the opportunity to increase working capital as necessary, to enable us to support the large contracts that exist in our pipeline of proposals and bids, if and when awarded to us."
Since 1988, SuperCom has been a leading global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-Government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secured Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation.
SuperCom's website is http://www.supercom.com
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MIDVALE, Utah, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Further expanding its suite of mobile services for customers, Ally Bank, the direct banking subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc., has launched a mobile app designed specifically for the iPad((R)) and iPad mini((R)) tablets. The app is currently available for iOS 7 systems, and it will support the iOS 8 update coming this fall.
While offering the same secure banking experience and all the functionality of Ally Mobile Banking for smartphones, Ally's iPad app also introduces new features, such as the ability to research products, view rates and open a new account from the app. Customers will now have access to a new activity calendar that highlights key scheduled transactions on a monthly view. They will also be able to easily track CD interest accrued through the new CD growth chart.
The simple, intuitive design was first introduced with Ally's iPhone mobile banking app and provides a sneak preview of what customers will experience with the redesign of Ally's website scheduled to launch later this year. The simplified account dashboard highlights key balance information at login, and the new design optimizes interactions expected of a tablet app, such as drop down menus, tap-friendly links and animated interactions.
"Nearly one-third of Ally Bank customers are using mobile devices for their banking needs," said Diane Morais, Ally Bank deposits and line of business integration executive. "Our iPad app is designed to deliver an exceptional experience for consumers, who increasingly are shifting their device preferences toward tablets."
According to major research firms that track sales of computer and digital devices, tablet sales are expected to overtake PC sales in the near future, with one third of the total U.S. population using tablets by 2015. Mobile banking continues to grow in popularity, as consumers adapt to the effective and efficient convenience of conducting many of their banking transactions without ever having to set foot in a bank branch.
"Our goal is simple: make it easy for customers to do business with Ally Bank, in any manner they prefer, whether it's from a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet," said Morais.
The Ally iPad app is free and immediately available for download from The App Store.
About Ally Bank
Ally Bank is a direct bank in the U.S. that offers a straightforward approach to banking with no minimum deposit required to open an account, no monthly maintenance fees and 24/7 live customer service. A subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc., the Bank offers online savings, interest checking, money market accounts, certificates of deposit with terms ranging from three months to five years, and IRA Plans and products. Member FDIC.
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-- "GigaTrust provides Security Software for Microsoft(®) Office 365(®) Emails and Documents for Android(®) and iPhone(®) Mobile Devices"
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 21Vianet Group, Inc. [http://www.en.21vianet.com/] ("21Vianet" or the "Company"), the largest carrier-neutral internet infrastructure services provider and the sole operator of Office 365 and Microsoft Azure in the Chinese Mainland market [http://www.en.21vianet.com/?page_id=367], and GigaTrust [http://www.gigatrust.com/], the market leader for Microsoft-based email and document protection software solutions for mobile devices, announced today that they have signed an exclusive partnership agreement for the China market. Pursuant to the agreement, 21Vianet will market and sell the portfolio of GigaTrust security products [http://www.gigatrust.com/intelligent-rights-management.shtml] to enterprises and Office 365 cloud subscribers in China. This partnership will provide Office 365 enterprise customers in China the ability to protect and render secure emails and documents from anywhere using Android and iPhone mobile devices.
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21Vianet has more than 15 years' experience in internet infrastructure services, with its core businesses covering data center management, managed network service, content distributed network service and cloud computing. The Company worked with Microsoft to successfully launch Office 365 services this April [http://www.en.21vianet.com/?p=545], delivering for the first time the familiar Office productivity suite, now equipped with more advanced communication and collaboration tools, as a local cloud service to business and government customers throughout China. The Company will leverage its cloud operation and service excellence to provide one-stop public cloud services to customers in China. According to Forrester Research, China is one of the fastest growing markets for public cloud services in the world and forecast to grow from $300M in 2011 to $3.8B by 2020.
With the availability of GigaTrust's secure mobility products [http://www.gigatrust.com/mobility-platform.shtml], 21Vianet will provide Office 365 customers with a comprehensive security solution for both Android and iPhone devices, enabling highly adaptable cross-platforms and cross-devices experience. Subscribers of Office 365 in China will be able to protect and consume protected emails and documents (Office docs and PDF formats) from anywhere securely to or from the mobile device. In the past two years, smartphone sales in China have quadrupled, making China one of the world's largest Smartphone markets in the world according to research firm IDC. Today, China has nearly 1 billion mobile phone users with roughly 40% or 400 million currently using smartphones, forecasted to reach 800 million by 2020.
Wing-Dar Ker, President of MS Cloud Business Unit at 21Vianet, stated, "Information security on mobile devices is a critical business requirement for Office 365 cloud customers. 21Vianet is pleased to deliver the industry's leading mobility security solution from GigaTrust to Office 365 customers in China."
"BYOD mobile environments are growing across all markets and GigaTrust is dedicated to providing secure email and document access to mobile devices anywhere. We are very excited to work with 21Vianet to provide GigaTrust's mobile security products to Office 365 customers in China and to participate in the exponential growth of the China public cloud services market combined with the largest number of smartphone users worldwide," said Bob Bernardi, Chairman and CEO of GigaTrust.
21Vianet Group, Inc. is the largest carrier-neutral infrastructure center services provider in China, providing hosting and related services, managed network services, content delivery network services and cloud computing services. 21Vianet operates in 44 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of several thousand customers that range from Fortune 500 conglomerates, government entities, blue-chip enterprises to small- and mid-sized business enterprises. The Company is the sole operator of Office 365 and Microsoft Azure in the Chinese Mainland market, committed to providing world-class one-stop public cloud services to customers in China. For more information about 21Vianet public cloud services, visit www.21vbluecloud.com [http://www.21vbluecloud.com/].
GigaTrust is a leading provider of email security and document protection software products and services with customers worldwide in both the public and private sectors. GigaTrust is the only provider of the Intelligent Rights Management(TM) solution, which combines innovative next-generation content security technologies built on the foundation of Microsoft Rights Management Services (RMS). In February 2003, the firm formed the first strategic partnership with Microsoft and formally launched the first in the family of proprietary Intelligent Rights Management products based on the RMS security platform. GigaTrust is a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner. GigaTrust's family of products and services are easy to use and easy to deploy for either the author or recipient of protected content. GigaTrust's products and services include security solutions for email/attachments and document protection, automated external user provisioning, web content, network file shares, content repositories, discovery enablement, admin. And auditing tools for desktop, laptops and mobile devices. For more information about GigaTrust, visit www.gigatrust.com [http://www.gigatrust.com/].
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ROANOKE, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation ("OCC((R))" or the "Company") today announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend to OCC's shareholders.
OCC's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.02 per share on the Company's common stock effective July 15, 2014. The dividend will be paid on or about August 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on July 29, 2014.
The dividend announced today implies an annual cash dividend of $0.08 per common share.
Neil Wilkin, President and Chief Executive Officer of OCC, said, "We are pleased to announce our sixteenth consecutive quarterly dividend since OCC's Board of Directors began declaring quarterly dividends in October 2010."
"OCC continues to generate positive operating cash flow each year, enabling the Board to return cash to shareholders in the form of a regular quarterly dividend," added Mr. Wilkin.
Optical Cable Corporation ("OCC((R))") is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of fiber optic and copper data communication cabling and connectivity solutions primarily for the enterprise market (or non-carrier market), offering an integrated suite of high quality, warranted products, which operate as a system solution or seamlessly integrate with other providers' offerings. OCC's product offerings include designs for uses ranging from commercial, enterprise network, datacenter, wireless, residential and campus installations to customized products for specialty applications and harsh environments, including military, industrial, mining, petrochemical, wireless carrier and broadcast applications. OCC products include fiber optic and copper cabling, fiber optic and copper connectors, specialty fiber optic and copper connectors, fiber optic and copper patch cords, pre-terminated fiber optic and copper cable assemblies, racks, cabinets, datacom enclosures, fiber optic and copper patch panels, face plates, multi-media boxes, wireless distributed antenna systems, fiber optic reels and accessories and other cable and connectivity management accessories. OCC products are designed to meet the most demanding needs of end-users, delivering a high degree of reliability and outstanding performance characteristics.
OCC((R)) is internationally recognized for pioneering the design and production of fiber optic cables for the most demanding military field applications, as well as of fiber optic cables suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and creating a broad product offering built on the evolution of these fundamental technologies. OCC also is internationally recognized for its role in establishing copper connectivity data communications standards, through its innovative and patented technologies.
Founded in 1983, OCC is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia with offices, manufacturing and warehouse facilities located in each of Roanoke, Virginia, near Asheville, North Carolina, and near Dallas, Texas. OCC's facilities are ISO 9001:2008 registered, and OCC's Roanoke and Dallas facilities are MIL-STD-790F certified.
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FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW -- Pratt & Whitney has entered into a letter of intent to provide exclusive power for 50 firm Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft, for an order announced by Embraer and Trans States Holdings, Inc. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020. The deal includes a 12-year PureSolution(SM) maintenance service agreement. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company.
"Trans States is committed to adapting as industry needs and challenges continue to evolve," said Richard A. Leach, president & CEO, Trans States Holdings, Inc. "We are confident that the next-generation technologies of the E-Jets E2 aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines, will deliver exceptional performance and will help our fleet remain on the technological forefront."
"Pratt & Whitney is excited that Trans States has chosen to add Pratt & Whitney powered E-Jets E2 aircraft to its fleet," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "This selection is a testament to the nearly 10,000 hours of testing and more than 1,400 hours of flight testing that the PurePower family has completed."
Established in 1998, Trans States Holdings, Inc. is the largest privately held regional airline holding company in America and the parent company of three regional airlines, Trans States Airlines, GoJet Airlines and Compass Airlines. It has code share relationships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways, and serves over 11 million passengers annually, with over 600 daily flights serving over 100 cities. The company employs over 3,300 employees and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
Throughout its 40-year history, Embraer has been involved in all aspects of aviation. In addition to design, development, manufacturing, sales and technical support for commercial, agricultural and executive aviation, Embraer also offers integrated solutions for defense and security. It has produced more than 5,000 aircraft that operate in 80 countries on five continents, and it is the market leader for commercial jets with up to 120 seats. Embraer manufactures executive jets, and is now entering a new level in the defense segment.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary power units, and small turbojet propulsion products. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in levels of demand in the aerospace industry, in levels of air travel, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corps.' Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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PORTLAND, Ore., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak , the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV Everywhere, today announced an agreement with Newsmax Media's news and information channel, Newsmax TV, which had its soft launch on June 16 in close to 35 million homes.
Rentrak's "granular" television measurement service will play a key role in supporting Newsmax TV's marketing initiatives to advertisers and agencies as well as cable and telco service providers.
"As we move toward a hard launch later this year, it is essential that we are able to provide a number of credible and key metrics that illustrate how our programming resonates with our viewers on all platforms," Newsmax Media Chief Executive Officer Christopher Ruddy said. "We believe Rentrak's measurement will allow Newsmax TV to better understand and reach our growing audience."
"We are honored that Newsmax is placing its confidence in Rentrak's measurement service and sees the value Rentrak provides in helping expand their network," said Rentrak's Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Livek.
Newsmax TV provides news and information on politics and policy, health, finance, personal well-being and other topics of interest to the large Baby Boomer audience.
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with Advanced Demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and movies. Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit www.rentrak.com.
About Newsmax Media
Founded in 1998 and based in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida, Newsmax Media is a privately held news-focused media organization. The company's media holdings and products include the 25 million daily web viewership Newsmax Feed Network, Newsmax.com, Moneynews.com, Newsmaxhealth.com, and the award-winning Newsmax magazine, as well as more than a dozen health and financial newsletters. Newsmax TV, its latest media property, reaches more than 35 million cable/satellite homes and is available online via Newsmaxtv.com and through iPhone and Android apps.
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BEIJING, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leju Holdings Limited ("Leju" or the "Company") , a leading online-to-offline ("O2O") real estate services provider in China, today announced the launch of Leju's mobile e-commerce platform 2.0, which is designed to provide developers with a comprehensive marketing plan from initial promotions to enhanced sales conversions, while offering potential qualified homebuyers added flexibility to fund their downpayment through loan options.
Leju's mobile e-commerce platform 2.0 includes upgraded and new features from its mobile e-commerce 1.0 launched in March this year. The upgraded mobile e-commerce platform 2.0 consolidates all of Leju's mobile resources, including its collaborations with Weibo and Weixin, and its own Pocket Leju, and provides developers with three unique groups of mobile promotional tools, each leveraging the various features and user habits of these mobile applications for targeted information and services. The integrated mobile solutions include mobile media channels for obtaining market and project information using Weibo and Weixin public subscription accounts, mobile communications tools for communicating with sales agents and fellow customers based on Weixin and QQ chat groups, and mobile e-commerce platforms supported by Weibo and Weixin Sales Centers, the official public accounts that are operated by Leju. The new "Easy Home Plan" allows qualified homebuyers who are purchasing real estate units through Leju's e-commerce program with a discount coupon to obtain a bridge loan of up to 50% of the downpayment through Leju e-Loan. Leju e-Loan is a product offered through China's first online real estate financial services platform "Fang Jin Suo," which is jointly developed by E-House (China) Holdings Limited ("E-House") and SINA Corporation , and effectively helps homebuyers to enhance their purchasing power while increasing sales conversion rates.
"Leju is committed to providing more effective marketing products and services to our clients and continues to lead the way in developing innovative, value-added O2O products and services for home buyers and developers," said Mr. Geoffrey He, CEO of Leju. "Our 'Weixin Home Promotion' launched in June attracted over two million participants within two weeks, a strong demonstration of the power of mobile marketing. We further believe that developers and home buyers recognize the inherent value in mobile real estate marketing and will continue to seek out additional value-added offerings in areas such as internet financial services. Leju's mobile e-commerce platform 2.0 product suite is at the forefront of these trends, meeting the demands of our developer and homebuyer clients and innovating the way people search for, market and transact real estate."
Leju Holdings Limited ("Leju") is a leading online-to-offline, or O2O, real estate services provider in China, offering real estate e-commerce, online advertising and online listing services. Leju's integrated online platform comprises various mobile applications along with local websites covering more than 250 cities, enhanced by complementary offline services to facilitate residential property transactions. In addition to the Company's own websites, Leju operates the real estate and home furnishing websites of leading internet companies such as SINA Corporation and Baidu Inc., and maintains a strategic partnership with Tencent Holdings Limited. For more information about Leju, please visit http://ir.leju.com.
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WESTLAKE, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Solera Holdings, Inc. ("Solera", "we" or "our") , a leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing and decision support industries, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the claims related business from the Sherwood Group of companies in the UK. The acquired company will conduct business under the name Valexa Technologies Limited ("Valexa").
Valexa is a leading provider of innovative exchanges, settlement platforms, and data analytics focused on the insurance industry in the UK, including car rental billing services and pet insurance claims, a market that has been growing in the double-digits with approximately one million policies in force today.
Solera is a leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing and decision support industries. Solera is active in over 65 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries, Informex in Belgium and Greece, Sidexa in France, ABZ and Market Scan in the Netherlands, HPI in the United Kingdom, Hollander serving the North American recycling market, AUTOonline providing salvage disposition in a number of European and Latin American countries, IMS providing medical review services, and Explore providing data and analytics to United States property and casualty insurers; and Service Repair Solutions, a joint venture with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, that provides solutions for the service, maintenance and repair market. For more information, please refer to the company's website at http://www.solerainc.com.Solera Holdings, Inc.
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. and MELBOURNE, Australia, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to further strengthen its worldwide distribution infrastructure, Lionsgate , the premier next generation global content leader, has extended its multiyear output agreement with Roadshow Films, Village Roadshow Limited's theatrical distribution arm in Australia, the two companies announced today.
The agreement builds on the successful partnership formally launched in 2012 with such hits as the first two installments of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise. Australia was one of the top three international territories for both films.
The new output deal features a muscular Lionsgate slate that includes The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts 1 & 2 in November 2014 and November 2015, respectively, starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Woody Harrelson, the action comedy Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor, and The Power Rangers films from Lionsgate's partnership with Saban Brands to produce a series of live action films based on the iconic Power Rangers brand.
"We're pleased to extend our relationship with one of the premier distributors in Australia and delighted to bring them the most exciting feature film slate in our Company's history," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman and Lionsgate International COO Andrew Kramer." Our portfolio of tentpole franchises, potential franchises and star-driven event films will create tremendous opportunities for both companies in Australia in the years to come."
"We're thrilled to extend our longstanding relationship with Patrick, Rob, Andrew and the entire Lionsgate team," said Joel Pearlman, Managing Director of Roadshow Films. "Lionsgate has emerged as a major force in the global marketplace in recent years and is an important supplier of some of the most commercially exciting films in the world. Looking at their upcoming slate, we believe that the best is yet to come."
Lionsgate's global distribution infrastructure is positioned to capitalize on the continued growth of the international theatrical box office and encompasses output deals in major territories covering 80% of the world's movie-going population outside China and India, self-distribution in the UK, the IDC joint venture serving Latin America and the studio's partnership in the Celestial Tiger platform serving China and Southeast Asia. Lionsgate's Summit label films are distributed in Australia by eOne.
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has over 30 television shows on more than 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions' Mud and Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.
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LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evite, the leading digital invitation and party/event planning service, today announced a partnership with Jifiti, a digital gifting pioneer, to create an advanced event planning experience for both hosts and guests. This first-of-its-kind collaboration allows Evite birthday invitees to easily select a gift and send it to the recipient in seconds. Whether or not guests can make it to the party, the new Evite-Jifiti instant gifting eliminates the major pain point that stands between the RSVP and the event.
"Birthdays are our most popular invitation category on Evite and gifting is a natural extension to the event space," said Ed Gross, Vice President of Business Development at Evite. "Jifiti's unique gifting platform will really enhance our party planning experience and we are thrilled to bring this innovative solution to our users."
Jifiti's 'Gift It' technology provides event guests the ability to browse and select products from leading retailers like Sephora, Brookstone, Amazon, Banana Republic, Nike and Toys "R" Us, and instantly send in the form of a digital gift. The recipient can easily redeem the suggested gift online, or in any of the retailer's U.S. locations. Recipients can also apply a voucher towards an entirely different product from that same retailer, if preferred.
"Guests love going to parties, but sometimes running out to find a gift that the recipient will love can be a real challenge," said Shaul Weisband, Jifiti CMO and Co-Founder. "That's where we come in; guests only need to know the recipient's email in order to send their gift digitally. This method makes it a great, no-hassle solution for guests who are constantly on-the-go, or those who can't make it to the event but still want to easily send a thoughtful gift."
Party planners who want to offer their guests the Jifiti experience can select birthday invite designs at www.evite.com. Retailers interested in offering their products on the Evite instant gifting platform can contact Shaul Weisband at email@example.com.
With over 200 million invitations sent every year, Evite is the leading digital invitation and social event planning brand. Evite's easy-to-use invitation designs kick off more than 7 million parties and gatherings every year. With 24,000 invitations sent every hour, and party-planning tools that handle hundreds of millions of RSVPs annually, Evite is responsible for more celebrations than any other online brand. Launched in 1998, Evite is headquartered in Los Angeles and is a subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation .
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Jifiti's patent pending gifting technology allows users to convert a product into a digital gift card to be sent instantly as a gift via email, SMS or social networks. By allowing the recipient to complete the purchase of the gift using the gift card, Jifiti eliminates makes thoughtful gifting easier for the sender, more convenient for the recipient, and efficient for the retailers by eliminating returns. It's slew suite of no-integration gifting solutions include the native Jifiti app which allows users to send gifts directly from dozens of leading retailers; the 'Gift It' button for retailer e-commerce sites and a turn-key gift registry platform recently launched by IKEA Portland.Evite
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AUSTIN, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NI , the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering challenges, today announced the NI SOM. It combines the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable system on a chip (SoC) with supporting components such as memory on a small PCB and features a complete middleware solution and ready-to-go Linux-based real-time operating system (RTOS) already integrated. The NI SOM gives design teams the customizability of a SOM without the increased time and risk of developing custom software.
"We have evaluated several SOMs and embedded SBCs, and there is no comparison to the software integration offered by NI," said Sebastien Boria, R&D mechatronics technology leader at Airbus. "We estimate that our development costs with the NI SOM are a tenth of the costs of alternative approaches because of the productivity gains of NI's approach to system design, in particular to NI Linux Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA."
The NI SOM enables design teams to deploy reliable, complex embedded systems faster because it is based on and has the same rigorous design standards as the LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture. This architecture has already been used in high-reliability applications such as unmanned aerial vehicles and cataract surgery machines.
"Today's embedded monitoring and control applications are more complex than ever before, and tighter deadlines and rising costs only increase stress for system designers," said Jamie Smith, director of embedded systems marketing at NI. "Studies show that design teams using the LabVIEW RIO architecture can solve complex embedded problems in half the time compared with traditional custom design approaches."
-- Complete Middleware Solution: The NI SOM is shipped with a complete middleware solution out of the box to remove the time and risk associated with developing an embedded OS, custom software drivers and other common software components. -- LabVIEW FPGA Integration: LabVIEW FPGA eliminates a design team's need for hardware description language expertise, making powerful FPGA technology more accessible than ever before. -- NI Linux Real-Time: The NI SOM offers a robust Linux-based RTOS, which gives design teams access to an extensive community of applications and IP. -- Shorter Prototyping Phase With CompactRIO: Design teams can use CompactRIO to quickly prototype their applications and then deploy them with the same code used for prototyping, which saves significant time and effort.
For more information about the NI SOM, visit www.ni.com/som.
Since 1976, NI (www.ni.com) has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries - from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics - use NI's integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.
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WAYNESBORO, Va. and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH and nTelos Wireless are now offering a new high-speed Internet service to residents in Virginia including parts of Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg and Roanoke. As previously announced, the companies began with a pilot program and are now expanding the service availability.
"DISH and nTelos Wireless are bringing a new high-speed Internet option for consumers in central and western Virginia, with 4G LTE speeds comparable to other residential broadband services, but available in more areas, and at a better price when bundled with our award-winning TV service," said David Zufall, DISH vice president of wireless. "Our offer delivers high-speed Internet with no contract, free installation and no equipment to buy."
Customers can receive the LTE signal using a BandRich ruggedized outdoor router with built-in high-gain antennas to receive the 2.5 GHz LTE signal from nTelos Wireless network sites. Customers will experience download speeds of up to 10Mbps. DISH-nTelos Wireless high-speed Internet is available for $29.99 per month when bundled with a qualifying package of DISH's award-winning satellite TV service.
"Results from the first phase of the program were encouraging," said James A. Hyde, CEO of NTELOS Holdings Corp. "We are excited to begin this important next step to the original trial by adding customers in select markets, which will allow both companies to further evaluate the viability of a full commercial launch. The early success we've seen in the pilot program is a testament to our focus on driving growth by finding innovative ways to leverage our unique set of assets and expand our product offerings through strategic partnerships."
"DISH has a force of professional technicians who can install high-gain outdoor antennas just like they install outdoor satellite dishes," said Zufall. "The result is a reliable, high-speed Internet service that allows for streaming, web surfing, gaming and email, for many homes that to date had much slower speeds or no Internet at all available to them."
To learn more about the DISH-nTelos Wireless high-speed Internet service, visit: www.dish.com/ntelos
To view or download a video describing the DISH and nTelos fixed wireless broadband trial from June, 2013, visit: http://about.dish.com/video/fixed-wireless-broadband-pilot
NTELOS Holdings Corp. , operating through its subsidiaries as "nTelos Wireless," is headquartered in Waynesboro, VA, and provides high-speed, dependable nationwide voice and data coverage for approximately 468,000 retail subscribers based in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. The Company's licensed territories have a total population of approximately 8.0 million residents, of which its wireless network covers approximately 6.0 million residents. The Company is also the exclusive wholesale provider of wireless digital PCS services to Sprint Corporation in the Company's western Virginia and West Virginia service area for all Sprint CDMA wireless customers. Additional information about the Company is available at ntelos.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
DISH Network Corporation , through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 14.097 million pay-TV subscribers, as of March 31, 2014, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripp Levy PLLC, a leading national securities and shareholder rights law firm, has announced that it is investigating the acquisition of International Game Technology on behalf of investors. IGT announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with GTECH S.p.A. for the acquisition of IGT by GTECH. Under the terms of the transaction, IGT and GTECH will combine under a newly formed holding company organized in the United Kingdom (NewCo). IGT shareholders will receive an aggregate value of $18.25 per IGT share in a combination of $13.69 in cash plus 0.1819 ordinary shares of NewCo for each share of IGT common stock. GTECH shareholders will exchange each of their existing GTECH shares for one (1) newly issued NewCo share.
The investigation concerns whether the senior management and board of directors of IGT engaged in a full and fair auction and process to insure that shareholders received the maximum value for their shares, whether the implied price of $18.25 is unfairly low, and whether the management of IGT received any benefits for their own self interests that are not also being shared with other shareholders of IGT. Indeed, analysts have projected that the true going forward inherent value of IGT is worth at least $19 per share and the stock hit a high this past year of $21.20 per share.
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BARNSLEY, England, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MAM Software Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "MAM") a leading global provider of on-premise and cloud-based business management solutions for the auto parts, tire and vertical distribution industries is pleased to announce that it will be an exhibitor at the Automechanika event in Frankfurt from September 16 to 20. Located in the SMMT Pavilion in hall 5.1 at stand E95, the company will use the event to identify and develop new global opportunities.
MAM Software develops, sells and supports a portfolio of innovative business management, parts cataloguing, and B2B & B2C e-commerce solutions. The company supplies the entire supply chain, providing solutions for parts suppliers, distributor program groups, automotive parts wholesalers, accessory retailers and service & repair chains.
With an extensive user base in the UK and a rapidly expanding presence in North America, the company has over 5,000 software customers and its solutions are deployed, resold or promoted by some of the industry's leading brands.
Automechanika, the world's leading trade fair for the automotive industry, spotlights innovations and solutions in the fields of parts, systems, tuning, workshop equipment, bodywork & paintwork, car wash, IT & Management and the latest automobile services.
"As the world's biggest trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, Automechanika presents MAM Software with an ideal opportunity to present its software to a global audience," said Mike Jamieson, CEO at MAM Software. "Our products have proven to be successful in the UK and their use is rapidly increasing overseas, especially in North America. Automechanika gives us the chance to introduce these market-leading products to a wider audience across the EMEA region. We're particularly interested in developing relationships with distributor groups, national chains and software resellers who may be interested in embracing or marketing our solutions."
To learn more about MAM Software and its solutions, drop by stand E95 in the SMMT Pavilion in hall 5.1 or visit www.mamsoftware.com
About MAM Software
MAM Software is a leading global provider of on-premise and cloud-based business management solutions for the auto parts, tire and vertical distribution industries. The company provides a portfolio of innovative software (SaaS and packaged), data (DaaS), and integration (iPaaS) services that enable businesses to intelligently manage core business processes, control costs and generate new profit opportunities. MAM's integrated platforms provide a wealth of rich functionality including: point-of-sale, inventory, purchasing, reporting, data and e-commerce. Wholesale, retail and installer business across North America, the U.K. and Ireland rely on MAM solutions, backed by dedicated teams of experienced service and support professionals.
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FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics will webcast its second-quarter 2014 financial results conference call on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT.
The live webcast of the conference call will be available at www.generaldynamics.com. A replay will be available shortly after the live presentation.
More information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a nod to our nation's longstanding love affair with barbecuing, OpenTable , the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 30 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Showcasing regional styles and techniques, including dry rubs and wet brines, the winning eateries use a balance of nuanced spices and smoke to bring forth complex flavors in their barbecue dishes. The complete list includes notable restaurants in 12 states and Washington, D.C., such as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Harlem, Lambert's Downtown BBQ in Austin, and Wexler's in San Francisco. California has six award winners, followed by Illinois and New York with five each, Texas with four, and Ohio with two. Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin are also represented.
"The recipients of these inaugural awards have elevated the craft of barbecue to a form of edible art," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "With patience and passion, the pitmasters at each of the winning restaurants are using their expertise to transform even the most humble cut of meat into a smoky and tender fare to remember."
The 2014 Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 30 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. All restaurants listed as "barbecue" cuisine type with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant's average rating in the food category along with a minimum "overall" rating.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 30 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-BBQ-restaurants-in-america.
2014 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 30 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America
Annapolis Smokehouse - Annapolis, Maryland
Bluebird Barbecue - Burlington, Vermont
Bobby Q - Phoenix, Arizona
Boneyard Bistro - Sherman Oaks, California
Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago, Illinois
Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Chicago q - Chicago, Illinois
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank, Illinois
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Darien, Illinois
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn, New York
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Buffalo, New York
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem, New York
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Rochester, New York
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Troy, New York
Freedmen's - Austin, Texas
The Granary `Cue & Brew - San Antonio, Texas
Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena, California
Hill Country Barbecue Market - Washington, D.C.
Iron Starr Urban Barbecue-OKC - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Kenny's Smoke House - Plano, Texas
Lambert's Downtown BBQ - Austin, Texas
Montgomery Inn-At the Boathouse - Cincinnati, Ohio
The Montgomery Inn-Original - Cincinnati, Ohio
Naples Rib Company - Long Beach, California
Percy Street Barbecue - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Piggyback Tavern - Forest Park, Illinois
Russell's Smokehouse - Denver, Colorado
Southpaw BBQ - San Francisco, California
Sweet T's Restaurant + Bar - Santa Rosa, California
Wexler's - San Francisco, California
Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 30 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.
About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews
Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada, Germany and the UK. The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 25 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 15 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 31,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 620 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK. More information is available on http://www.opentable.com.
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MIAMI, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TigerDirect, a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. , today announced that Lenovo has signed on to be the title sponsor for the company's TigerDirect Innovation: IT Conference and Expo, an exclusive business-to-business (B2B) sector symposium to be held at the Third Annual TigerDirect Tech Bash on November 7, 2014 that is anticipated to draw more than 20,000 attendees.
The TigerDirect Innovation: IT Conference and Expo, a must-attend for business and public sector IT leaders, will be held at the new Major League Baseball (MLB) Marlin's Park in Miami. The event will showcase the latest technology trends and solutions for the B2B space. Attendees will have the opportunity to directly connect with the top technology manufacturers in the industry. Vendors will be able to reveal their new products and solutions to an audience of more than 500 commercial customers.
Building upon the enormous success of the Tech Bash's previous annual consumer-facing events, TigerDirect has designed this event to meet the exclusive needs of the B2B sector, including IT-focused breakout sessions, interactive demonstrations and on-site purchasing. Leading vendors will dive into transformative industry topics, as well as provide insights into how technology can drive business, make operations more productive and help commercial providers plan for the future.
"For more than 25 years, TigerDirect has served the IT needs of the SMB and public sector markets through a dedicated team of professions offering personalized advice, and a growing suite of advanced solutions and services. The expansion of Tech Bash to include a B2B sector expo is a natural addition and reflects our commitment to serve the unique needs of this market," said Steven Leeds, Director of Corporate Marketing at TigerDirect. "TigerDirect has a longstanding relationship with Lenovo and we are excited to have them join us as the title sponsor of our premier B2B event, which will highlight the latest IT innovations, solutions and advice that empower businesses for success."
As the title sponsor, Lenovo will host three breakout sessions at TigerDirect's inaugural IT conference and expo, as well as demonstrations showcasing their premier products. Breakout session topics include: an introduction to the brand and its innovations amongst SMB and enterprise customers; the assessment of customers' computing needs to minimize mobile and desktop device confusion, with a spotlight on Lenovo's Tiny desktops; and an overview of Lenovo's Enterprise Systems Group (ESG), as well as the group's related ThinkServer and ThinkStation product portfolio.
"We are proud to sponsor this exciting event that has technology and forward moving tech solutions for businesses in the spotlight. The TigerDirect Innovation: IT Conference and Expo presents an excellent opportunity to showcase our emerging technology and product lines, and we look forward to presenting these to all businesses attending," said Rob Cato, Director, DRC Sales for Lenovo.
Built on product innovation, a highly efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution, we develop, manufacture and market reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services for customers who want technology that does more -- because people have a lot more to do. Our product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs, Idea-branded consumer PCs, servers, workstations and tablets.
For more than 25 years, TigerDirect.com has served the technology needs of both personal and business users, selling consumer electronics, computers, digital media technology and peripherals via business-to-business, Internet and catalog channels. Beyond its vast product offerings, TigerDirect has become a trusted partner to hundreds of thousands of SMB and public sector organizations by providing a suite of IT solutions and services. TigerDirect.com is a subsidiary of Systemax Inc.
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Systemax Inc. (www.systemax.com), a Fortune 1000 company, sells industrial and computer products through a system of branded e-Commerce websites, relationship marketers and retail stores in North America and Europe. The primary brands are Global Industrial, MISCO, Inmac Wstore and TigerDirect.
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DENVER, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleTech Holdings, Inc. - TeleTech today announced that eLoyalty, part of its customer technology services division, is packaging its omnichannel customer experience cloud technology solution as a white label offering. With decades of expertise and a deep understanding of what it takes to meet the needs of both today's customers and the businesses that serve them, eLoyalty has developed infrastructure that powers seamless interactions across every channel. With today's announcement, eLoyalty is making its solution readily available to select partners across a range of industries. The white label offering can be delivered through a private, hybrid or public cloud.
"As customer centricity becomes increasingly vital in order to grow revenue and cultivate brand loyalty, companies across a range of markets are realizing the importance of delivering a seamless customer experience across every interaction channel," said Ryan Swanger, senior vice president of eLoyalty. "We've put nearly three decades of customer experience knowledge into a solution that unites a company's customer experience processes and technology, and today, we're opening it up to partners to bring the solution to their clients."
eLoyalty's infrastructure delivers a wide range of tools to enhance companies' relationships with customers and improve internal workforce operations. The new white label offering extends functionality in the following areas:
-- Omnichannel Interaction Management: A holistic management system supporting a complete and integrated customer experience across email, mobile, inbound and outbound inquiries, web chat, collaboration tools, social networking, SMS text and video -- Data Analytics: A data mart for gathering and analyzing customer data across all channels to glean comprehensive insight and intelligence about customer activity -- Operations and Workforce Management: State of the art internal operational tools for quality assurance, workforce management, and social knowledge collaboration to monitor and analyze employee activity for better efficiency Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131017/LA99244LOGO TeleTech Holdings Inc.
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FOSTER CITY, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation , today announced the Slingbox(R) M1 and SlingTV(TM), replacing the popular and award-winning Slingbox 350 and 500 models. Both of these retail products are the only solutions capable of delivering a customer's pay TV channels and programs (live or recorded) from the living room to the most popular mobile devices in up to HD quality with no restrictions. In addition SlingTV delivers the power of a Slingbox combined with new "Smarter TV" features designed to enhance the TV viewing experience in the living room.
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With a suggested retail price (MSRP) of $149.99, the new Slingbox M1 is the most affordable Slingbox that Sling Media has ever produced. Designed for the mainstream user who wants to have remote access to all of their home TV channels and shows as well as access to DVR content on personal computers, tablets and phones, the Slingbox M1 is offered in a compact, unassuming form factor that fits easily into an entertainment system. In addition, the Slingbox M1 integrates WiFi for simple network connectivity and utilizes the new Slingplayer for Desktop app for PCs and Macs. The new Slingplayer for Desktop app dramatically improves setup and configuration, allowing users to be up and running in less than 10 minutes. Furthermore, Sling customers will now be able to configure their new Slingbox M1 with a mobile device via the Slingplayer app for iPhone and iPad as well as Android-based phones.
Slingbox M1 features include:
-- Dual-band 2.4/5Ghz WiFi connectivity and Ethernet port -- Absolutely no monthly fees for the Slingbox M1 or SlingTV -- Watch and control live TV on a tablet, phone, PC or Mac -- Easy and quick setup and playback via PC/Mac desktop apps, as well as iPhone, iPad and Android phone apps -- Watch on a second TV anywhere via Apple TV(R) and Roku(R) -- Play and schedule DVR recordings -- Component and composite input/output
Powered by Slingbox 500 hardware, the new SlingTV gives customers a world class, exhilarating Slingbox experience in their living rooms that utilizes new tools to easily discover and navigate to TV shows, movies and sports in an elegant, seamless manner. SlingTV is a powerful Slingbox that gives customers access to their pay TV channels (live or recorded) on a laptop or desktop personal computer, tablet or phone at home or anywhere in the world a network connection is available. In addition, SlingTV is designed to make the living room TV experience more enjoyable and powerful by turning the television to which SlingTV is connected into a "Smarter TV" without having to purchase a new TV or pay for a set-top box upgrade. SlingTV has a suggested retail price (MSRP) of $299.99.
SlingTV features a vibrant electronic programming guide (EPG) that utilizes cover-art tiles similar to Slingplayer for iPad's Media Gallery. Customers can now discover more of their existing pay TV programming in an easy-to-navigate interface with SlingTV's state-of-the-art programming gallery. This new interface provides recommendations powered by SlingCloud((TM)), the company's cloud-based analytics platform that analyzes popularity, reviews and social activity.
SlingTV features include:
-- New on-screen TV main menu powered by the included SlingTV remote -- Soft remote built into Slingplayer for iPhone or Android phone apps -- Gallery View -- A visual interface to easily find and select a show to watch -- Filter by popular, favorite channels, sports, movies, kids programming, etc. currently airing, upcoming and in primetime -- Rotten Tomatoes(R) ratings for all movies in Movies filter -- Big screen TV scoreboard and channel guide. See all the scores and stats without changing the channel -- Find out who's playing, the score and the channel it's airing on in a visual, easily navigated interface -- Details View -- Get detailed game stats in real-time for fantasy fanatics -- Integrated Thuuz(TM) excitement ratings tell you when to tune into a game based on the score, the match-up, dynamic game momentum changes, etc. -- Movie and TV episode details
"Once again, Sling Media is totally redefining the 'TV Anywhere' experience with the introduction of the Slingbox M1 and SlingTV," says Michael Hawkey, senior vice president and general manager of Sling Media. "Customers interested in a no-compromise entertainment experience using the most popular devices will be delighted by the affordability and new features of the Slingbox M1. SlingTV completely enhances the living room TV experience with a visually stunning on TV user interface that takes ultimate advantage of social media data activity."
Slingbox M1 will be available in retail stores, through Sling.com and online partners on July 20(th). SlingTV will be available in late August. Existing Slingbox 500 customers will automatically receive the SlingTV software upgrade for FREE at that time as well. Sling Media's retail partners include Best Buy, TigerDirect and Amazon.com.
Sling Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, is a leading provider of Multiscreen Smart TV solutions for consumers and television service providers. Sling provides the complete award-winning solution of hardware, cloud services and applications that gives consumers the freedom to discover, control and consume their live TV and DVR content anywhere in the world, on their preferred tablet, phone and computing platform. Sling's patented TV solutions are available directly to consumers or through service providers that have embedded Sling's capabilities. For more information, please visit sling.com.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. announced today that the City of Mountain View, CA has become the latest municipality to select and standardize on Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology for its free high-speed wireless public access service. The Ruckus network also provides the foundation infrastructure to support future smart city services for Mountain View's city departments.
The City of Mountain View's new 'cmvwifi' free public Wi-Fi service adds to a growing list of these types of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network deployments around the world, including the City of San Francisco, San Jose, CA, Lincoln, NE, the City of York (UK), Vail, CO, Traverse, MI, Gunnison, CO, Larimer County, CO and many others.
The selection and deployment of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi was part of an infrastructure upgrade to provide Mountain View residents with vastly improved service, designed to better handle the enormous increase in Internet usage due to the explosive growth of users armed with multiple mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
Available now throughout City Hall on Castro Street and the City Library on Franklin Street, including the public access areas directly outside these two buildings, Mountain View's free, public Wi-Fi service, 'cmvwifi' (the SSID or network name for the new service), is a shared community resource available for everyone's use. A key feature of the new network is once users initially log on to 'cmvwifi,' they don't have to log on again when going from one Ruckus-wired building to another, making the user experience simple, easy and seamless.
Mountain View has also just extended its improved public Wi-Fi network service to other city properties, including the city's community center and senior center, with plans to further expand the network to ten other public buildings in the city, including the new teen center, which is currently under construction. Additional network expansion plans being discussed include major public gathering areas in the 12+ square mile city, including the Center for Performing Arts as well as Civic Center Plaza.
"Our goal was to have a better-performing, free, city-provided Wi-Fi network available to residents and visitors whenever they're in or near a public, city-owned facility, and of course in the immediate areas surrounding them," said Steve Rodriguez, IT manager for the City of Mountain View. "Since we've upgraded our network, we've been very pleased with the performance and results thus far. We're even getting coverage in our garage at City Hall, where we can't get cellular coverage--we look forward to bringing more of our public facilities online as soon as possible with Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi."
The City of Mountain View's Ruckus-powered indoor public Wi-Fi network was designed and installed with the help of SmartWAVE Technologies, one of the nation's leading wireless network integrators, and replaces an older Wi-Fi network previously installed to provide free public access.
According to Rodriguez, Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology was selected over products from other vendors because it's been proven to overcome the physical and technical challenges of bringing high-speed, reliable wireless connectivity to large numbers of concurrent users accessing Wi-Fi services in high-density environments like public buildings--effectively addressing and solving these concerns--something that he and his staff discovered other vendors can't. Also, unlike conventional Wi-Fi technology, Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi is able to adapt Wi-Fi signals to constantly changing environmental conditions to ensure more stable and higher speed wireless connections to Wi-Fi enabled devices. Ruckus Wireless access points (APs) use patented Ruckus BeamFlex(TM) technology, specifically developed to deliver stronger signals at longer ranges to provide users with a fast and reliable wireless experience.
To enable 'cmvwifi', the City of Mountain View network has been built thus far with a combination of more than 50 Ruckus ZoneFlex(TM) 7982 and ZoneFlex 7372 indoor APs, connected by gigabit fiber connections and centrally managed with Ruckus ZoneDirector(TM) 3000 controllers located in the City's network operations centers.
Added Rodriguez, "Now that we've got the new network up, running and performing optimally for the public at City Hall and the library, we're moving forward quickly with expanding it elsewhere, and then we'll be setting up private SSIDs and a separate infrastructure to provide high-performance Wi-Fi service to our various city departments, including police and fire, plus others such as water and sewer, who can utilize this better performing Wi-Fi for running programs like our customized mapping software, and downloading work orders and reviewing training programs, which they'll be able to run on city-issued iPads and laptops while in the field. Wi-Fi frees these employees up from having to do these things at their desks, and thanks to our new Ruckus-powered Wi-Fi network, we can easily and confidently enable it."
Rodriguez concludes, "Since we've deployed the network, it's been so successful we've heard almost nothing about it from users, which means no complaints. It's all we could've hoped for. We're really happy with Ruckus--it just works."
ABOUT THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW
Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community, ideally located in the heart of the Silicon Valley (10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco). At just over 12 square miles, the City is home to approximately 75,000 residents, many nationally and internationally known corporations, and a thriving small business base.
Mountain View prides itself on providing excellent public services and facilities that meet the needs of a caring and diverse community in a financially responsible manner. While leading the region in innovation and ideas, the City remains committed to the traditional values of strong neighborhoods and citizen involvement. Mountain View boasts strong safety and public education records and is considered one of the best places to live in the Bay Area.
ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has approximately 36,000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.
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